Market research statistics - First year employment -2006

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Distribution of Starting Salaries for 2006 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates (including graduates in advanced study).
 
Starting Salary Range 2006 (%)
Less than $23,000 11.0
$23,000 to $26,999 10.9
$27,000 to $30,999 11.8
$31,000 to $34,999 1.4
$35,000 to $38,999 1.8
$39,000 to $42,999 2.2
$43,000 to $46,999 3.3
$47,000 to $50,999 12.5
$51,000 to $54,999 7.0
$55,000 to $58,999 12.9
$59,000 to $62,999 10.3
$63,000 to $66,999 6.4
$67,000 to $70,999 2.9
$71,000 to $74,999 1.2
$75,000 or higher 4.4
 
First-Year Employment and Salaries of 2006 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates.
 
  Percent % Mean first-year salary ($)
Private Clinical Practice 63.4 55,031
Large animal exclusive 2.4 61,029
Large animal predominant 2.9 53,397
Mixed animal 8.7 52,254
Small animal predominant 9.8 56,241
Small animal exclusive 34.9 57,117
Equine 4.7 40,130
 
Public or Corporate Employment 3.0 55,714
College/University 0.3 n
Uniformed Services 1.7 60,842
Federal Government 0.4 n
State/Local Government 0.1 n
Industry/commercial 0.3 n
Not-for-profit 0.2 n
 
Other 0.5 n
Unknown 0.5 n
Advanced Study Programs 32.9 25,496
 
Total 2006 U.S. Veterinary Medical College Graduates reporting salary 1,405
 

 

 

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